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History Weekend in Tatsfield
There will be another opportunity to delve into the history of Tatsfield – and maybe your family or your house – if you come to the Aileen McHugo Building - behind the Village Hall - over the weekend of 17th/18th March 2018 between 12 midday and 6 p.m.
On display will be originals and copies of items from the parish archives, collections of old postcards and other images as well as searchable indexes of the more than 5,600 items in our digital archive.
At regular intervals we will also screen presentations of material on specific topics, including the pond and Tatsfield’s shops.
Further details will be posted on Tatsfield Talk and on village websites.
We would also welcome the opportunity to copy any items of interest you may care to bring along.
Surrey Parish Records are Online at ancestry.co.uk
Have you been to the excellent 'Exploring Surrey's Past' website lately? Click here and insert 'Tatsfield' into the 'Search Website & Collections' window to see what a wealth of material about Tatsfield is held by the Surrey History Centre.
The Tatsfield History Project
This project was developed by the team responsible for the publication of 'Tatsfield - the First 2,000 Years' in 1999. This book is now out of print. Copies can, however, be borrowed from Surrey County Council libraries under reference LOC 942.2TAT.
An archive based on the records of Tatsfield Parish Council has been expanded to include nearly 4,000 items about or referring to Tatsfield. The archive catalogue is accessible from the menu above. Enquiries about the details of individual items and requests for copies should be sent to the email address below. Burial records from 1870 until 2004 are available on request.
Information about the history of Tatsfield is also available at the Caterham and District Local History Centre in Caterham Valley Library.
The Surrey History Centre can provide more information online, as can the National Archives.
The first documented reference to Tatsfield was in the Domesday Book.
Click here to find out where Tatsfield is
Future plans:The Tatsfield History Project continues. If you have lived in or near Tatsfield, or have any background information, photographs or any other material which you think might interest us, please get in touch through the email address below or by leaving a telephone message on +44 1959 577376. We are particularly interested in any deeds relating to sales of property in Tatsfield between 1830 and 1870.
The Tatsfield History Project has transcribed relevant details from 19th century census returns and directories. We are now able to respond relatively quickly to email requests for searches for Tatsfield names. (Please include ‘Looking for a Tatsfield name’ in the subject line to avoid your email being consigned accidently to the ‘spam’ bin.)